Getting Website Traffic in Less Than One Day

Every website owner wants to drive additional traffic to their website - and of course were all in a big hurry to do so. But have you ever thought about the fact that any webmaster can drive great qualified traffic to their site in less than one day? Thats right - you can literally set up an entire traffic driving campaign and see targeted traffic coming to your site, all in the same day! Heres how you do it:

Harness the Power of Targeted Search with Google

The absolute fastest way to get really serious targeted traffic to your web site is to use the power of Google. You know, Google - the guys that get, oh say, over 50% of all searches conducted on the Internet today. Yeah Google - the guys who figured out how to produce relevant search results. Google - the guys who are gonna go public and make like 20 zillion dollars. That Google.

They have a brain-dead easy-to-use advertising product called Google AdWords - and you can set up an account, create keywords, have them appear on the relevant search terms in the Google search engine, and see real live qualified traffic to your web site in the space of a few hours.

Setting Up a Google AdWords Account Step-by-Step

Okay, take a deep breath. Settle into the chair in front of your computer and get ready to go. Follow these steps exactly:

1. Navigate  to: Google and Advertising Programs and click on the Sign Up Now area.

2. Select the appropriate language and geographical targeting - Regions and cities if you are a local business, Global or nationwide if you serve all regions (well use this setting for our example). Click the Save and Continue button.

3. Next you choose your countries. If you are a North American business, I highly recommend selecting United States only. To do this - go to the right hand box entitled Selected Countries and highlight All Countries with your mouse. Then click the Remove button. The Selected Countries box will now be empty. Go to the left column and highlight United States - then click the Add button. If your business services countries outside the US then select those countries also. Click the Save and Continue button.

4. Now you name your ad group and create your first online ad. Don't worry - you can always go back and edit your ad at any time. Just have fun with it for now! To get started, think up a name that you want to call your first group of ads. Type this name into the box labeled: Name this Ad Group.

Now go to section A: Create Ads just below. You simply fill in the boxes and Google does this cool automatic update that shows you what your ad will look like as you are filling in the boxes. When you have an ad that you like - click the Save and Continue button.

5. Choose the keywords that will trigger your ad. If you sell tennis rackets then start with that keyword. If you sell palm pilots then start with that. Once you have typed in a search term, you can always use the Keyword Suggestion Tool link on the same page to expand your list. Google will automatically suggest words that may expand your traffic. Be sure to do a reality check against this list - its automated and some terms may not be appropriate for your business. Once you have a list of keywords, click the Save Keywords button to continue.

6. Choose your maximum bid. I always set this to $.05 (five cents) to start. This is Google's minimum bid amount. You can always change it later if you need more traffic. Type in .05 and click the Calculate Estimates button. Ignore the resulting estimates - they are almost always wrong. Simply click the Save and Continue button. At this step Google will ask if you want to create another ad group - simply bypass this step by clicking the Continue to Step 3 button.

7. Now you specify your daily budget. I suggest being conservative here as well. You can always increase this later. For now - figure out how much you can spend each month for traffic and divide by 30. Put in an amount that is this number or even lower. I usually start with $5 per day as a maximum. When you've decided, simply click the Save and Continue button.

8. Entering your contact information and password. This step requires you to give Google a valid email address that you can check - in order to send you to the final confirmation and billing step. Fill in your email and pick a password that you can remember - preferably one that has at least 1 numeral and cannot be duplicated easily.

When you've filled in your information, click the I agree - Create my AdWords account button.

At this point you should see the following message: "Thank you for signing up with AdWords. Please check your email ( for a message from Google containing a link to our verification program." Follow the link in that message to confirm that we have your correct email address.

9. Check your email and finish setting up your account. Go to your email inbox and retrieve the Google email. Follow the link inside - this will verify that your email is valid. Then simply login to your AdWords account using the email address and password that you supplied in the last step.

10. Once you log in you will see the following message: "Note: Your account hasn't been activated. Payment information is required in order to run your ads. Please provide your payment information on the Billing Preferences page in the "My Account" section. Typically, your ads will begin running almost immediately after you submit this information." Simply follow the Billing Preferences link and enter your credit card information. When complete click the Save Changes button.

11. Your AdWords account is now live! You will see traffic from your ads coming to your site almost immediately if you have selected popular keywords.

Then entire process described above can easily be completed in less than 2 hours. I just did it myself in less than an hour. Good luck and remember if you ever have any problems with the account running through too much cash - you can simply pause the account giving you time to reduce your bids, or delete keywords. While you won't become an AdWords expert from this startup guide, you will begin to see highly targeted web traffic come to your site in less than one day!

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